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Thread: Assembling 25 ACP ammunition - Success!

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    Hodgenville, KY-Lincolns Birthplace
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick459 View Post

    I am taking factory rounds and hollow pointing them using a lyman de-burring drill bit on my mini mill with the forster case trimming base. when I get around to test fire them in water I will post pics.

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    Answers a question I had on what to do with some reloaded ammunition I have with commercial JHPs.
    Factory opening is minimal. Have a bunch of small center drills. You provided a solution. Thanks.

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    Boolit Master Rick459's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    i left out that the drill bit is from the lyman flash hole de-burring tool.ou can use the RCBS or other flash hole de-burring tool.

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    As a follow on to this 25acp discussion, I contacted kywoodwrkr, and asked him for an address to return his development dial plate and pin set. He said to hold onto them. He was going to revisit that project another time.
    So, I have his development plate and pin set that I would offer up to anyone wishing to complete that project for the 25 acp. I don't have any machining ability here, so the parts in progress aren't doing me much good.
    If you are reloading for 25 acp, and would like to work on this for your Dillon 550b, please send me a pm, and I'll work with you to get the parts sent along to the next person.

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    Have you weighed a Unmodified factory round and compared your Hollow Pointed one's weight to it? I am curious how much weight "Loss" is involved in the Drilling.

    Best Regards,
    Chev. William
    Last edited by Chev. William; 05-06-2017 at 07:29 PM.

  5. #25
    Boolit Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightload View Post
    I too like the Beretta 21A. I've owned two in addition to other .25's. I gifted the last Beretta to a younger relative who views it as a non gun. I wish that I still had it.
    Ditto. I have two in 22LR as they're just fun to carry for knocking around the woods.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check